anthony w

as always i was in & out in very short time .the communication between the DR and I and his assistant is great always .

on Nov 28, 2018

joseph b

on time appointment and good cleaning and checkup

on Nov 07, 2018

clinton b

Always a good visit good job with a good staff, with a smile!

on Oct 19, 2018

stephanie c

I've been a patient there for some time, I have always been treated with respect, they're kind and they seem to care. Dr Josephson is always concerned about his patients and how to solve the problem.

on Oct 10, 2018

floyd c

Merit Dental is a very professional & informative service that I will recommend to all my friends; & when you do decide to go you too will be satisfied & tell all your friends

on Sep 27, 2018

anonymous

Love Dr. J!!!

on Sep 14, 2018

norman b

I had the pleasure of having Adina work with me. She was very gentle to the touch and did a thorough job cleaning my teeth.

on Sep 13, 2018

anonymous

Got in. Got teeth cleaned. Got out. Good shit!

on Aug 25, 2018

anonymous

Just wish when you start sending reminders for my next appointment that you would include TAKE PREMEDS as part of the reminder.

on Aug 16, 2018

clifton g

The front desk person Kate to Dr Josephsons assistant Daniel are very professional and personable. And Dr Josephson displays his experience and makes me as a patient very comfortable. I love this practice. And I would recommend them to all of my friends

on Aug 16, 2018

anonymous

THe services from Dr Josephson were exceptional. The Lady at the from desk was not patient friendly.

on Aug 10, 2018

anonymous

The doctor is great. I've been with him for years. Responsive, considers my personal history and preferences, really cares. The Merit Dental administration, not so much so. I wish he had maintained the independent practice and the original staff. Five stars for the doctor, 2.5 stars for the staff. Re the recommendation, I'd recommend the doctor but not the chain.

on Jul 26, 2018

stephen s

Merit Dental is the best. I've been going to see Dr. Gerald Josephson for over 25 years. And, it's been a great 25 years.

on Jul 25, 2018

mark a

Great staff. Clean office. Great service.

on Jul 20, 2018

joseph b

appointment schedule was on time. as a fact I was taken in early

on Jul 03, 2018

oscar h

As always, I received great dental care. Adina is an excellent hygienist.

on Jun 22, 2018

anonymous

I needed some work done and was afraid to go to the dentist. But I had no pain and the staff was extremely nice. I recommend you try it for yourself.

on May 31, 2018

duane k

My latest appointment with Merit Dental to place a cap on an upper molar was quick, courteous and professional. A filling was needed because of a recently chipped tooth and Dr. Josephson was able to do the repair without having to make a new appointment. That certainly saved some of my time.

on May 30, 2018

anonymous

Took their time to be gentle but thorough.

on May 18, 2018

elouise w

Adina was delightful and efficient. Front end staff was friendly and helpful. Dr. J is the best in the world.

on May 11, 2018

octavia b

Quick and easy

on Apr 12, 2018

sandra p

Office fit me in today due to a cancellation. Hygienist was extremely nice and Dr. Josephson was great as usual

on Apr 10, 2018

duane k

At my appointment I was treated in a kind, courteous and professional manner. Everything regarding my oral health was explained to me in understandable terms.

on Apr 06, 2018

joseph b

checked by Dr. J and a quick cleaning by a new hygienist

on Mar 21, 2018

lester j

Dr Josephson and his staff are always top notched!

on Mar 02, 2018

marsha h

I was in the dental chair without a wait and my care with my scheduled cleaning was great!!!

on Jan 30, 2018

roger m

Great environment always told what u need done to keep healthy teeth and gums!

on Jan 24, 2018

david w

Everything went great. The staff is great and Dr. Josephson always does a great job.

on Jan 18, 2018

emma l

Peasant experience.

on Jan 13, 2018

mary s

Broke a crowned tooth one evening, Dr Josephson repaired it the next day. Thanks!

on Dec 22, 2017

valarie t

Caring staff, flexible appointments.

on Dec 14, 2017

valarie t

Was able to get an appointment quickly. Dr. Josephson and his staff provide quality care.

on Nov 22, 2017

susan s

Heidi and Dr. Josephson are the best! I’ve been a patient for many years and they take wonderful care of me, excellent treatment with personal caring service.

on Nov 15, 2017

valarie t

Katelin was very gentle and helped me with my issue. They were very accommodating getting me an appointment quickly.

on Nov 14, 2017

dr. richard r

excellent experience

on Nov 11, 2017

joseph b

Dr. j saw me immediately to deal with my emergency.

on Nov 10, 2017

stephen b

I was seen at my 8 am appointment promptly. Both the hygienist and Dr Josephon were thorough as always.

on Nov 07, 2017

carolyn p

I am very comfortable with Dr J,as far as dentists are concerned. His work has always been perfect and in order. He's a very informal and congenial person, and puts you at ease.

on Nov 01, 2017

joseph b

excellent dental work by Heidi and Dr. j

on Oct 31, 2017

denise w

I have been with this dentist for a number of years and the dental hygienists are always so friendly and supportive. Also the front desk workers are very pleasant too.

on Oct 11, 2017

gina s

Best dental experience of my life! I am always amazed that I come out of Merit Dental shaking with laughter instead of fear. In all of my 53 years, I have never been to a better facility, a better dentist or hygienists!

on Oct 07, 2017

anonymous

My experience was great!. Fast and Friendly service! Also, I love the hygienist....she is very informative and we talk like we are BFF's.

on Oct 03, 2017

anonymous

Great service!!

on Sep 27, 2017

anonymous

no long wait times staff is friendly and professional

on Sep 13, 2017

norman b

excellent care.

on Sep 06, 2017

rodney r

The people are very professional and go a good job in cleaning my teeth.

on Aug 25, 2017

octavia b

I was in and out in about 30 minutes. I had a cleaning done first thing in the morning.

on Aug 22, 2017

thomas s

I would refer anyone to this dentist

on Aug 22, 2017

adrienne b

Dr. Josephson and Kaitlyn are very personable and the dental service was outstanding!

on Aug 09, 2017

anonymous

Friendly atmosphere. Professional service

on Aug 02, 2017

sandra e

The thorough cleaning went very quickly. Good checkup with the dentist.

on Jul 14, 2017

anonymous

The staff and technicians are professional, personable and efficient.

on Jun 30, 2017

kiara h

Heidi is the Best!

on Jun 16, 2017

stephen s

Merit Dental Shadyside is the best.

on Jun 15, 2017

julia r

I had work done yesterday and my pain has already gone away . The dentist is amazing and the staff is so friendly I have never had to wait to be seen

on Jun 14, 2017

anna h

5 stars Dr.Geraldine Josephson best dentist he does awesome teeth work. Hyde really knows how to clean teeth. .My mouth feels brand new love Merit. dentist ty.

on Jun 07, 2017

carol r

Very patient, even though I was 10 min. late. Good cleaning, good long term dental care. I've been a patient for many years and have recommended Dr. J. to several friends and colleagues.

on May 26, 2017

clinton b

Great service all the time!! Dr.J & staff great job!!

on May 23, 2017

april a

The staff was very polite to me.

on May 15, 2017

stephanie c

Dr. Josephson really cares about his patients and will make himself available after hours if you're in pain, appointments are easy to make based on your schedule, everyone tries to be friendly and the office is centrally located. He allows you to have input in your treatment.

on Apr 03, 2017

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Welcome to Merit Dental
Shadyside, PA!

It is our pleasure to partner with you in your dental care. Whether you are a new patient or already part of our family, Merit Dental Shadyside offers a wide range of general dental services, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry for adults and children.

We accept most insurance and offer new patient specials. If you have any questions, please give us a call.

Dental Services

We are trained in the latest advances in dental treatment and are empowered to focus on the best care for you and your family. Our services include:

Accepted Insurance

Merit Dental accepts a wide range of dental insurance plans*, including plans from:

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem PPO
  • Assurant
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CMS DDPA
  • Delta PPO
  • Delta Premier
  • Dental Health Alliance (DHA)
  • DenteMax
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • Sun Life
  • The Connection / GEHA
  • Tricare – ADDP
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • UPMC Dental Advantage

*This is not a comprehensive list, and is subject to change. Please contact your insurance provider to verify coverage and acceptance.

New Patient Offers

Please print out one of the offers below and bring it with you on your first visit to redeem.

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$89

New Adult Patient

exam, cleaning & x-rays

Regularly $236 - $363

$49

New Child Patient

exam, cleaning & x-rays

Regularly $170 - $258

New patients only. Cannot be used with insurance, state or federal programs, or combined with other offers. If gum disease is present, offer limited to exam and x-ray. Child patient offer for ages 12 and under. Limited time only.

FREE

Electric Toothbrush

Following exam & x-rays

New patients who make an appointment at Midwest Dental will get a free electric toothbrush at their first visit following exam & x-rays. Cannot be used with federal or state programs or combined with other offers. Limit one offer per person. Product value up to $30. While supplies last.

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About Our Dentists

Dr. Gerald M. Josephson

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: University of Pittsburgh, B.S.
    University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D.
  • Memberships: American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Society of Western Pennsylvania, Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Interests: Golf, fishing, reading, volunteering at homeless shelters
  • Personal Statement: "My goal is to provide excellent treatment without compromise and to establish complete trust with patients of all ages."

About
Our Dentist

Dr. Gerald M. Josephson

Dr. Gerald M. Josephson

  • Area of Practice: General Dentistry
  • Education: University of Pittsburgh, B.S.
    University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D.
  • Memberships: American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Society of Western Pennsylvania, Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Interests: Golf, fishing, reading, volunteering at homeless shelters
  • Personal Statement: "My goal is to provide excellent treatment without compromise and to establish complete trust with patients of all ages."

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